Arleigh Johnson

About me

My interests vary, but I’ve found a particular delight in Regency era lately, and my favorite Plaidy novels are the Georgian series. I’ve been posting book reviews at since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site,, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

Lady Karola and the Christmas Stranger by Robin Maxwell

Here is a new short story from Robin Maxwell and her long-time collaborator Billie Morton – an historical romance fantasy – about the first meeting of two beloved immortals. Robin Maxwell: “Recently I was doing research to promote my latest book, co-written with longtime collaborator Billie Morton – a children’s…

review: But for the Grace of God by Ginger Myrick

BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD by Ginger Myrick While the American Civil War rages near her isolated Virginia farm, Hannah Deane Carter finds a wounded Confederate soldier collapsed and near death. With the help of her father’s former medical assistant—Jeb, who also happens to be a free black man—she…

review: The Subject of a Portrait

review: The Subject of a Portrait by John Harvey In the mid-nineteenth century, art critic John Ruskin and his wife, Euphemia (Effie), left their London home bound for a summer in Scotland. Their traveling companions were a set of brothers, one of which was the famous artist John Everette Millais…

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